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Most favorited last 7 days - page 2. - the lifestyle blogzine - StumbleUpon. The "Times" They Are A-Changing: How to Make a Basket from a Newspaper. May 3rd, 2012 Email 1339 users recommend A charming basket (or comfy pet bed) is crafted from an issue of the Sunday New York Times. Recycling never looked so good. Jeff Rudell Weaving newspapers is a perfect activity for kids who are stuck inside on a rainy May Sunday (and it works with adults, too). A simple ribbon or two can turn even the most modest of materials—in this case an old newspaper—into a thing of beauty.

Photo: Jeff Rudell The entire 126-year-old farmhouse I grew up in was insulated with old newspapers, wadded up and stuffed behind the walls and between the studs. With such a long history with newspapers, it struck me as odd recently to realize that most of what I did with newspapers these days (besides read them) was bundle them up and deliver them to the curb once a week in anticipation of the 6:00 a.m. recycling truck that comes every Monday to retrieve them.

View 3 member project galleries. Map Purse. 10 Minute Pillowcase Apron. Floating world: pillowcase dress. This is an unused IKEA pillowcase that I picked up from Vinnies for $2 + some scraps from this dress + ric-rac.

floating world: pillowcase dress

I cut the closed end of the pillowcase open, cut some dips for the underarms, added the yoke pieces, finished the arm holes with bias tape and trimmed the bottom with ric-rac. The long sides of the pillowcase became the side seams of the dress. Because the body is just a slightly-gathered rectangle it is pretty boxy, but hopefully in a "60s-shift-dress" way, not a "Hello-here-I-am-wearing-a-pillowcase" way. Because that would be a bit weird. Recycled crafts, Recycle bottle caps and wine corks into Christmas ornaments. I have a plethora of bottle caps and wine corks.

Recycled crafts, Recycle bottle caps and wine corks into Christmas ornaments

So I am always looking for recycled craft projects. For some reason I thought a bottle cap collection was a really good idea. The wine corks I got from work for a long forgotten about project. Of course I still have these things because of their potential craft possibilities. Well, lately I have been on a craft spending freeze until I have crafted up some, if not all of my stash(aka hoard).

I made a reindeer, but it wasn't really my thing. However I was hesitant to use my coveted bottle cap collection on a mushroom with a painted top. Then I took a few artsy photo's of them. What Can You Make From Wine Corks? - The Crafty Crow. Cork peopleMUS We had to get our corks from a local restaurant because I'd only accumulate about one cork a year if our stash was dependent on how much wine I drink.

What Can You Make From Wine Corks? - The Crafty Crow

Try some of these ideas with your kids but I imagine if you pour out a pile of corks in front of your kids you'll be amazed at all the things they can come up with :) cork boatsTogether cork dollInna's Creations cork stampsLil Blue Boo cork snakeTogether cork balancing birdTogether cork thankful necklaceUnplug Your Kids cork trivetCanadian Living cork horseTogether cork and wire manCrafters Love Crafts cork miceTogether cork blueberry stampMartha Stewart Living cork bulletin barFamily Fun.